While school bus safety should be abided by parents and children, precautions should be taken by other motorists on the road and teachers as well. Failure to do so may have these parties held accountable in a Kentucky personal injury claim.
Tips for Motorists
- Obey all traffic laws and stay within the speed limit. Children may run out into the street at any time.
- Follow bus signals. Red flashing lights and an extended arm mean that children are loading or unloading the bus. Stop at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the lights no longer flash or the bus starts moving.
- Always be alert. Be aware of bus routes in your area and drive carefully. Be prepared to slow down or stop at any time. Be on the lookout for groups of children, especially younger ones, who are more inclined to run into roadways.
Tips for Teachers
When children are leaving school to get on the bus, remind them of the proper safety procedures. Let them know that they are to walk to the bus and load the bus in an orderly manner. No pushing or shoving is allowed.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers free resources for teachers to give to their students. These pamphlets teach children about school bus safety.
It is important to take safety measures to keep children protected from serious injuries that could be life-altering, if not life-ending.
Contacting a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney
If you or your child is injured as a result of a school bus accident in Kentucky, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Contact personal injury attorneys at Gray & White. They have successfully settled many lawsuits at the state and federal levels and have won multi-million dollar cases for their clients. They fight for the rights of their clients. See what they can do for your personal injury claim. Contact them today at (502) 210-8942.